JACK SHERLOCK, 85

Posted 10 months ago

By Kevin Horn

SherlockJohn E. “Jack” Sherlock left his life on Earth and was called to the Lord on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, NE.

Jack was born November 5, 1928, to Elizabeth (Nepper) and Joseph Leonard Sherlock in Alliance, NE, the fourth of eight children. He grew up in the rural community of Alliance. Farming and ranching was his occupation throughout his life until ill health forced him to retire. Jack had to quit school and help his mother support the four younger children after his father passed away while Jack was still a teenager. He always had a strong faith in God and attended church regularly. Jack was a member of Knights of Columbus and was a former member of the Hemingford Volunteer Fire Department. His greatest joy was his family and his grandchildren whom he loved dearly.

On June 30, 1956 he married the former Pat Calhoun of Alliance and they were blessed with five children.

Surviving Jack are his wife, Pat, children, Dennis and Deb Sherlock of Alliance, Deb and Dan Campbell of Hemingford, John and Becky Sherlock of Holyoke, CO, Sue and Derek Doty of Kansas City, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sisters, Betty (Pete) Greiner of Trevor, WI, Carolyn (Ed) Brost of Sturgis, SD; Rosie (Richard) Collins of Alliance and brother, Martin (Clarece) Sherlock of Alliance.

John was preceded in death by his youngest son, Bryan, his parents, his sisters, Maryann Lawson,

Madeline Roes, and his brother, Joe Sherlock.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 1 at 10:00 am at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father Lou Nollette officiating.  A Rosary service will be at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 30 at the Church.  Visitation will be Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Bates-Gould Funeral Home.

Memorials may be given to Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Alliance Volunteer Fire Department, the Hemingford Volunteer Firefighters Association or to a charity of the donor’s choice.